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Pak has lost control of rogue military officers: book

world Updated: Nov 05, 2009 14:58 IST

Pakistan has lost control of rogue military and intelligence officers, who are now aiding the militants, and it might be too late to sanitise the Army, a former French judge has said in his new book.

"The situation in Pakistan is among the most worrisome... The central government has lost control of certain elements of the Army and the ISI," Jean-Louis Bruguiere, an investigative French Magistrate, said.

In his book based on details of investigations of Willie Brigitte, a Frenchman who was convicted of terrorism charges in 2007, the judge says that according to the account given by the terrorist CIA officers were hoodwinked by Pakistani Army officers as they inspected militant training camps jointly run by al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

"Since most of the commanders of LeT were earlier in the Army, these inspections were doomed to draw a blank," he said in the book, which is slated to hit the stands on Monday, excerpts of which were carried by Los Angeles Times.

"The foreign recruits were alerted on the eve of the arrival of the inspecting teams by their instructors... The trainees then had to erase any traces of their presence and head to elevations of more than 13,500 feet while the inspection lasted," Bruguiere says in the book What I Could Not Say.